Ming Ivory, Ph.D.


Title: Political Scientist, Educator
Company: James Madison University
Location: Rockingham, Virginia, United States

Ming Ivory, PhD, Emerita Professor at James Madison University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in science and technology policy.

From growing up in Washington, D.C. and watching her father excel in his government career, Dr. Ivory strived for a similar career of service linked to her interests of science and technology policy. She received a BS from Tufts University in 1971, a MA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986. Most recently in her more than 40-year career, Dr. Ivory was an associate professor at James Madison University from 1993 to 2015, with a grand tenure of work in education and the sciences beginning as a research assistant at the Smithsonian Institute in 1970. At the collegiate level, Dr. Ivory has also taught at Creighton University from 1986 to 1992 and Hampshire College from 1973 to 1975.

In Dr. Ivory’s science-driven career, she notably served as an environmental protection and science policy specialist for the U.S. Agency for International Development from 1979 to 1985. Working as a consultant for the International Science & Technology Institute for one year prior, she had been a professional assistant and office of science advisor to the World Bank in 1977. Additionally, in the earlier years of her career, Dr. Ivory was a professional assistant at the National Science Foundation in 1975 and a science reporter with Station WVHY-FM in Philadelphia in 1976.

A member of the Institutional Review Board on Use of Human Subjects in Research, Dr. Ivory is also a member of the Revision of Policy Research Editorial Board. Looking back on her illustrious career in the sciences and education, she is most fond of her time working abroad to build science and technology institutions in Nepal and Egypt. To attest to Dr. Ivory’s legacy, she can also be found in the 47th through 59th editions of Who’s Who in America, the 17th and 25th editions of Who’s Who of American Women and the fourth edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.

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